15 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2013 8:50 AM by Mary Posner RSS

    Indesign CS3

    grahams computer

      I am having a problem with CS3 Indesign showing a message: Javascript Error, Error No.45, Error String, Object Invalid, Lines 387 & 428. Can someone please help me 

        • 1. Re: Indesign CS3
          P Spier CommunityMVP

          It sounds like you have some script set to be a startup script, and it's failing.

           

          You should look in the startup scripts folder and see if you can determine what it might be.

          • 2. Re: Indesign CS3
            grahams computer Community Member

            Thanks Peter for your response I am not very IT can you please give 

            me a leadup to where I start to find the startup scripts and what do 

            I look for when there

            • 3. Re: Indesign CS3
              P Spier CommunityMVP

              What is the OS?

              • 4. Re: Indesign CS3
                P Spier CommunityMVP

                The startup Scripts folder will be a subfolder of the Scripts folder in your user profile or user library. That location, and wheter it is hidden, will vary with the OS.

                • 5. Re: Indesign CS3
                  grahams computer Community Member

                  OS X version 10.4.11

                  • 6. Re: Indesign CS3
                    P Spier CommunityMVP

                    I believe if you have any startup scripts they would be in <your username>/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/<Version #>/scripts/startup scripts.

                    • 7. Re: Indesign CS3
                      grahams computer Community Member

                      Hi Peter went through the paths to scripts but there were no startup 

                      scripts in folder.This problem is related to startup because when 

                      restarting computer the indesign program automatically boots, where 

                      as before this problem I always had started it manually so you are on 

                      the right track Are there any other folders that would hold these 

                      startup scripts

                      Thanks Graham

                      • 8. Re: Indesign CS3
                        Jump_Over Community Member

                        Hi,

                         

                        It can be in two locations (folder "Startup Scripts"):

                        • inside the Scripts folder in your InDesign application folder.
                        • inside the Scripts  folder in your user-preferences folder (shown by Peter).

                         

                        To quickly get there you can right click either Application or User folder in Scripts Panel and choose Reveal in Finder.

                         

                        You have to take any script files out of these folders to stop their execution while InDesign start-up.

                         

                        To find out why an error occurs -  it is another question...

                         

                        Jarek

                        • 9. Re: Indesign CS3
                          Laubender CommunityMVP

                          @Graham – there are two features that come with InDesign CS3 that are written in JavaScript (ExtendScript):
                          "Export as XHtml" and "XHTML for Digital Editions".

                           

                          The scripts for them are also hosted in the Scripts folder and should not be removed.

                           

                          See the following screenshot of the Scripts folder at Applications/Adobe InDesign CS3/Scripts:

                           

                          ScriptsFolderContents.png

                           

                          Only the orange folder is a user defined folder (created by me). All other folders and contents is installed with InDesign CS3.
                          As you can see there are other "Startup Scripts" folders that are absolutely needed.


                          Can you give us a screenshot of your Scripts folder like the one above?
                          Maybe some of the needed scripts are damaged or were removed. If so, you should uninstall InDesign CS3, reinstall and patch to the latest version  5.0.4.


                          Uwe

                          • 10. Re: Indesign CS3
                            P Spier CommunityMVP

                            grahams computer wrote:

                             

                            when 

                            restarting computer the indesign program automatically boots, where 

                            as before this problem I always had started it manually

                            This seems significant to me, but I'm not a mac user. Any of you other folks recognize this symptom as far back as 10.4?

                            • 11. Re: Indesign CS3
                              grahams computer Community Member

                              Thanks Uwe

                              Please find screenshot as required of Indesign Folders I have 

                              installed 5.0.4

                              Graham

                               

                              • 12. Re: Indesign CS3
                                P Spier CommunityMVP

                                Graham,

                                 

                                Image attachments are not enabled on the forums. You must either post a link to the image on a public server, or you can embed an image in a post using the camera icon on the web page, like this:

                                 

                                CameraIcon.png

                                • 13. Re: Indesign CS3
                                  grahams computer Community Member

                                  Hi Peter

                                  Sorry not aware of this policy Try this

                                  INDESIGN SCRIPTS.jpg

                                  • 14. Re: Indesign CS3
                                    Laubender CommunityMVP

                                    @Graham – nothing unusual at this point. Did you check your user directory for additional "Scripts Panel" folders?
                                    You can find it under:

                                     

                                    User / YourUsername / Library / Preferences / Adobe InDesign / Version 5.0 / Scripts

                                     

                                    If you cannot detect any Startup Scripts there, I really think, that something went wrong with one of the XHTML scripts that should automatically loading at startup.

                                     

                                    What you can do to check is dragging the folders "Export As Xhtml" and "XHTL for Digital Editions" temporarily out of the Scripts folder to the desktop and restart InDesign CS3.

                                     

                                    If the error message is gone, I recommend uninstalling and reinstalling InDesign CS3.
                                    If this will fail, there is a cleaner tool at:

                                     

                                    http://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/cs5-cleaner-tool-installation-problems.html

                                     

                                    I personally never needed to use it. Might be of help, if you want to get rid of (nearly) every trace of the Creative Suite on your machine. That said, did you install also newer versions of CS? If so, see the cleaner tool as last resort. Best read the comments on it twice before using it…

                                     

                                    Uwe

                                    • 15. Re: Indesign CS3
                                      Mary Posner Community Member

                                      Graham, can you post a screenshot of the complete error message? That would be most helpful in tracking down its source.